US Senator Grassley implied that the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) pressured Biden to provide details about his alleged involvement in a “bribery scheme” during his vice presidency, but that the institutions did not take the necessary steps in this regard.
Grassley noted that by sharing the document, the American people can read the document in question without any filter.
There are many claims in the documents
James Comer, Chair of the House Oversight and Accountability Committee, also said: “FBI records allege that Burisma’s chief executive didn’t make direct payments to “The Big Guy” but used several bank accounts to hide the money. It’s very similar to the way the Bidens did business: using multiple bank accounts to hide the source and total amount of money.” used the phrases.
In the FBI document shared by Grassley, there is a claim that the top manager of the Ukrainian energy company Burisma told the unnamed witness, who informed the FBI about the subject, that Biden and his son Hunter Biden bribed a total of 10 million dollars.
The document also alleges that the top executive of Burisma was “forced” to pay President Biden and his son to fire a Ukrainian prosecutor who was investigating the company.
On the other hand, it is stated in the document that the whistleblower who provided information on the subject met only once face-to-face with the Burisma manager and could not express any further opinion on whether the manager’s claims were true or not.
Tensions between Republican lawmakers and the FBI
In early May, Republican lawmakers sent a letter to the FBI and the Justice Department requesting the document, which they claimed contained details of Biden’s “illegal exchange of money involving a foreign national” while he was vice president.
However, the FBI refused to share information on this matter, stating that “it is critical to avoid disclosing information that could harm judicial investigations, unfairly damage the privacy or reputation of individuals, and create false impressions in the public.”
Comer, chairman of the House Oversight and Accountability Committee, had demanded that FBI Director Christopher Wray be held responsible for “contempt of Congress” for failing to provide the relevant document.
White House officials argue that the Republican claims are baseless and a “political demonstration”.